Have you ever had shirred eggs? I walked into Ici last weekend, after taking snow pictures in Ft. Greene, and "shirred eggs with bacon and greens" totally jumped out at me. Who does not like new kinds of food that one has never had? It is like Christmas on a plate, and as a person who does not celebrate xmas, I will take this instead. But shirred eggs are baked eggs, and when the friendly server told me that, I was sold. And boy, that was a great idea because shirred eggs at Ici will rock your knickers off.
As you can see from the picture, basically what they do is bake the eggs in a shallow dish. In this instance, they added some bacon and green leafy vegetables along with the eggs. The top of the dish had some cheese too that was baked and crispy. They must add something else in there because the dish was super creamy in the middle and there is no way two eggs would have that much egg white? And how do you get it so creamy and delicious? After the first bite, I made a note to eat this slowly and really enjoy it. The one problem was that the egg yolk is just super cooked through. Could they possibly separate the yolks then drop it in right before the egg white congeals? Probably not though, since those guys are cooks and they would have thought of that and I just eat.
Now I understand most of you will not travel all the way to Ft. Greene just to eat baked eggs. Maybe I will attempt to do this at home sometime this weekend and see what happens... but if you get a chance to have shirred eggs in your future, please give it a chance and let me know how it turns out for you. Are all shirred eggs this delicious?
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